Knowing the Facts About Body Piercings
There are many ways people look to add a little distinctive character to their looks, and today both men and women are looking for ways to stand up and define their personalities. Not unlike the 1960's when self expression was so important, the younger generations of people today are looking for the same kind of distinction to define them.
Pierced ears have been a popular body piercing location for many years. However, body piercing of other areas of the body is a more recent trend. Some of the populous are locations for body piercing for women is the lips, eyebrows, nose, tongue, the belly button and of course the ears. For men the most common themes are a single ear, both ears, the lips, or the eyebrows. However, there are a host of places that the body piercing can be done on a body, but generally, these are the most common.
Fashion jewelry is made for all body piercing and can vary in length and fashion depending on the body part. The most common earring for body piercing is by far the stud earring. Like ear piercing, body piercing requires an initial time to leave the earring, or earrings in the piercing. This is recommended with all body piercing to secure that the body piercing stays intact and does not close up or get infected. Once the piercing is complete, a sterling silver or real gold stud are highly recommended to remain in the piercing for a while in order to ensure the piercing stays intact and does not close up.
As with any type of skin cutting, there is a need to keep the body piercing area clean and disinfected to prevent infection. Body piercing work should only be done by professionals who know how to perform body piercing in a sanitized and safe environment. Infections from body piercing can be serious and can include blood borne infections such Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, HIV, and Tetanus as well as others. This is generally a greater concern if the body piercing environment is not kept sterile and the body piercing part of the body is not protected after the procedure is completed. It is recommended that costume jewelry not be worn in piercings because this can cause infection.